37 Y/o Male, Worried About my Browlift Recovery Progress
I have read several posts here about Brow lifts...
- 23 Jun 2009
I have read several posts here about Brow lifts and other procedures but don't feel that everything I want to ask is answered in one place. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am a 37 year old male. It pretty decent shape. It is my 24th day post OP. I had a multitude of things done. I had an endoscopic browlift/midFace (I have 4 incisions in my hairline). He pulled/tightened my droopy checks and put some fat injections at the cheek bone. I had upper and lower blephroplasty. The lower eyelids he only removed the fat from under my eyes (bags) no cuts on lower.
I also had Vaser Liposuction on my abdomen and flanks. I had about 2500cc's taken out. I had pretty extensive work done.
Face - One side of my eyebrows doesn’t move at all and the other I can begin to detect SOME movement. The night of surgery I had a small emergency due to a hematoma needing cauterized on one side of the hairline area (the eyebrow movement problem side). I had to go back into surgery that night to stop the hematoma in my forehead. He drained most of the blood. That part was a horrific experience. I felt a lot of blood was left in the forehead. It still feels squishy and swollen. Also, my forehead stitches still have not dissolved and there a couple of serious holes/depressions in the hairline where he did the work on both sides. They are still a little painful. I don’t brush my hair there yet. It feels so weird. It is still numb on top of my head; I still feel some tingling in the brow area too. I feel like I need to go see a neurologist just to know what is going on up there.
Vaser - I have worn a compression suit at least 22 hours everyday. It is SOOO HOT in Florida right now it is killing me. I am trying to go back into the gym and walk with some light spurts of jogging. My stomach is still sore like it is bruised especially when it jiggles. I still have some fat there.
1. Will I ever have my eyebrow movement back on that side? I have read that it could be permanent and it is a rare complication. 2. Will the swelling go down more in my forehead? It seems so slow and inflated. 3. At this point, do I still need to wear my compression suit ALL day? 4. Is it too soon to workout? 5. Will my stomach skin continue to shrink and contract? 6. Will the holes in my hairline smooth over? 7. When will stitches dissolve?
The doctor seemed very good and knowledgeable, maybe it was just my experience. He had alot of patients while I was there.